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■(TB) 'Mio Caro'

1979, Mallory

'Mio Caro' (Robert Mallory, R. 1978). Seedling# VSO 74-1. TB, 32" (81 cm), Early bloom. Standards very pale violet; falls dark campanula violet; orange beard tipped white. 'Vaudeville' X 'Stepping Out'. Cordon Bleu 1979.

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Awaiting original catalog description.
From Cordon Bleu Farms catalog, 1979: MIO CARO $25.00. (Mallory '79) S very pale violet; F dark campanula violet; orange beard tipped white. Vaudeville X Stepping Out. This purple amoena won 2nd prize and best commercial variety at the Florence, Italy,1978 competition. The name is Italian for "My dear".
Bob Mallory's MIO CARO, winner of a silver medal in 1978 in Florence, showed its mettle, putting up eleven stalks on a huge clump and showing good bloom all week. Standards are pale violet, falls dark campanula violet. Comparing it to others, Jim Foresman commented that though it might have a lower bud count, it might ultimately be a better show iris. [Olive Rice, (CA), “Philbrook Garden”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 238 (July 1980): 25.]


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